Leptin is a hormone that is very important to the regulation of body weight, metabolism, and reproductive function. We discuss "What is Leptin?" and the implications of leptin in regards to weight loss.
Supplementation and natural consumption of folic acid, folate, or vitamin B9 can have some significant benefits to your body. However there are risks involved with supplementation of folic acid. We discuss the benefits and risks of folic acid supplementation.
Red wine has been said to be quite healthy, which does contain many components including resveratrol. We discuss the sources and benefits of resveratrol.
Absolutely. Protein, carbs and fats all contain energy (ie. calories or kilojoules). If you consume too many calories, then you will gain weight. You need to find a caloric deficit (ie. expend more calories than you consume) within your diet in order to lose weight effectively.
All three macronutrients are as important as each other to monitor when losing weight. Below are the approximate caloric equivalents for protein, carbohydrate and fat:
Protein: 4 cal/g
Cabohydrate: 4 cal/g
Fat: 9 cal/g
As you can see, fats are particularly dense in calories (roughly 9 cal per gram of fat), so it is very important to monitor your fat intake, especially when trying to cut down. At the same time however, too much protein or carbohydrate can also result in a surplus of calories. A sound weight-loss diet should comprise of all three macronutrients in order to provide a caloric deficit.
It is my personal belief that ‘Natural Bodybuilding’ is it’s own worst enemy.